Monday 4 June 2012

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, now part of the National Trust, is situated Near Wareham in Dorset. It has over a 1000 years of history and dates back to the time of William the Conqueror.

Corfe Castle was built and added to over the years. Henry I built the keep, King John the Gloriette and Henry II the south west gatehouse. The castle was destroyed purposely during the English Civil War and what you see are the damaged walls and foundations rather than the weathering of time.

Corfe Castle was the home of Bankes family who moved to Kingston Lacy House in 1646 after the castle was destroyed. The castle and Kingston Lacy Estates were handed over to the National Trust in 1981.

The award winning Swanage Steam Railway has a park and ride and takes you from the station right up to Corfe village. Corfe village is also definately worth a good look around and has an excellent bakery and interesting buildings.

For photographs of Corfe Castle click here

You can also view the photos on You Tube

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